appex wrote: »
I rather get a MacBook Air with a full OS inside instead the iOS toy!
neilm wrote: »
Wow - those are amazingly useless photos of the two screens on the first page of the review.
What were they taken with, a ten-year-old cellphone camera?
gadgetcanadav2 wrote: »
The almost perfect tablet. Next year it will be perfect with TouchID. Still, it will sell tens of millions
Well, I got mine. The trick is to make a reservation early in the morning before they sell out for the day. Upgrading from iPad 3, 32GB, WiFi, Black to iPad Mini with Retina Display, 64GB, WiFi, Silver.
The main thing I use it for is reading books, so switching from the full-sized to the Mini made sense from a weight and hold-ability perspective, but the iPad Air is awesome also.
tzeshan wrote: »
This is one of the biggest mistakes Apple made in positioning iPad. iPads have much bigger screen than iPhones. They are more suitable for productivity. With productivity one generally needs more memory. Apple is steering many productivity users away from iPads.
It is not a laugh. Apparently you don't store music or photo albums on your iPad. To many people they do.
When we talk about instant ON/OFF, there's no place for laptop. Got it? Sale force on the fields, doctors in hospitals and more...do you think they have time to boot up, log on a labtop and open the application?
Maybe Apple should've priced Retina iPad Mini at $349 or so to make it more affordable, but it still sells like a hotcake anyway at current price.
First, if you compare Nexus 7 with Retina iPad Mini, you have to look at screen estate too, meaning iPad Mini screen estate is a lot more than Nexus 7, almost 40% larger.
Secondly, battery life: in the real life testing, retina iPad Mini can last as much as 2x more than Nexus 7 (11.75 hrs on iPad vs 6 hrs on Nexus 7 for 720p video).
Lastly, resale value: a year from now, you can still sell a retina iPad mini on eBay for at least $300 where you probably get <$150 for Nexus 7. So your depreciation on the iPad is <$99/year while it's at least $79 for Nexus 7.
That $20 difference cannot justify with iPad better build quality, iOS ecosystem, reliability, apps store and all of the above, so you are actually better off with iPad than Nexus if you're not OS hardcore (fandroid or iSheep) but a normal user (95% of tablet owners).
cpsro wrote: »
Limited supply => high price
macky the macky wrote: »
I do wish Apple would price the memory jumps in $50 increments rather then $100.
vaporland wrote: »
"While text on the first iPad mini is muddy and pixelated, it's crisp and clear on the Retina iPad mini."
Something tells me that if I look up the review of the first iPad mini. the words "muddy and pixelated" will appear nowhere within...
Ok, went back to the original review and found this:
Things that make you go hmmm....
let's call our tablets phones and our phones tablets!!
that way everyone will buy them!!
oh wait, samsung is already doing that....
did you read his post??
person 1:I download and keep movies and songs on my iPad.They take 4GB of memory (or something like that)
you:Apparently you don't store music or photo albums on your iPad. To many people they do.
I have four thousands songs on my Mac. They take over 11GB of disk space. I have several thousands of photos too. The 16GB iPad can not hold them.
flaneur wrote: »
I agree with your 1. If they mentioned 2., they would have to say that there's not enough sample yet, not enough comparison using real world photography to judge how much it matters, other qualifiers about the tests, etc. It's not black and white, in other words, and I still would have bought mine if I had known about this here gamutgate, ha ha, even though I got it as a display for my own highly colored videos, because of the ppi and the size.
Edit: that picture you added is misleading, I think. Not your fault, but it makes the mini look worse that it is in real life.
Also, your favorite Apple blogger Gruber says today in his review that he sees no difference in color. That ought to close the case for you. /s
ireland wrote: »
Retina mini is not full sRGB like the Air or even the Nexus 7:
Did I say 3 years? Do you have a brain that can understand?
Not sure how you managed to rack up 483 posts on this forum, when literally every single on of your posts is moronic and without a shred of common sense. Incredible.
On Amazon, a 16GB USB flash drive is $11.39. 32GB $19.49 64GB $36.99. On iPad, from 16 GB to 128 GB costs $300.
This post illustrates just how grotesquely ignorant you are, comparing NAND and flash drives as if they're the same thing. Go do 5 seconds of research before you troll with such stupidity.
You keep moving the goalposts and changing your argument. iPad is a "dissapointment" because it "missed expectations" of "wall street and the media"- oh and yourself, apparently. I'm pretty sure the fact that the iPad is one of the most (if not the most) successful consumer electronics device in history makes whatever point you think you have entirely moot. Whats worse is that you lie and pretend that Apple and expectations for the iPad that they're never, ever articulated- like completely eliminating the entire PC industry- apparently, thats your mind-bogglingly ludicrous metric for "expectations" and "success".
Seriously go troll somewhere else. Your posts are just mind-numbing.